General Institutional Information

  • Notification of Rights under FERPA

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:

    (1) The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the Institute receives a request for access. A student should submit to the Director of Education a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The Director of Education will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected

    (2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. A student who wishes to ask the Institute to amend a record should write the Director of Education, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the Institute decides not to amend the record as requested, the Director of Education will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.

    (3) The right to provide written consent before the Institute discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. The Institute discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the Institute in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position; a person or company with whom the Institute has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using Institute employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Advisory Committee; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educa¬tion record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the Institute.

    (4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the Institute to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

    Family Policy Compliance Office
    U.S. Department of Education
    400 Maryland Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20202-5901

    Directory Information

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that the Institute, with certain exceptions, obtain student written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records. However, the Institute may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written or authorized electronic consent, unless you have advised the Institute to the contrary in accordance with Institute procedures. The Institute has designated the following information as directory information:

    Student’s name
    Participation in officially recognized activities
    Telephone listing
    E-mail address
    Degrees, honors and awards received
    Place of birth
    Major field of study
    Dates of Attendance
    Enrollment status

    Requests to have directory information about you withheld should be submitted in writing to :

    Aveda Institute Columbus
    Attn: Director of Education
    889 Bethel Road
    Columbus, OH 43214


    The Aveda Institute Columbus does not discriminate in admission or access to our program on the basis of age, race, color, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, financial status, veteran status or national origin.

    If you would like to request academic adjustment or auxiliary aids, please contact the Institute’s Section 504 Compliance Coordinator, Ms. Jennifer Lambert. You may contact Ms. Lambert at 889 Bethel Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214, phone 614-291-2421 ext. 1015, email You may request academic adjustments or auxiliary aids at any time.

    Applicants who are persons with disabilities, as defined in paragraph 104.3(j)(1)(i) of the regulation under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, may apply for admittance into the program. The Institute will work with the applicant or student to provide necessary academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services unless a particular adjustment would alter or waive essential academic requirements; fundamentally alter the nature of a service, program or activity; or result in undue financial or administrative burdens considering the Institute’s resources as a whole.

    Any qualified individual with a disability requesting an accommodation or auxiliary aid or service should follow this procedure:

    1. Notify Ms. Lambert, the Institute’s Section 504 Compliance Coordinator, of the type of accommodation needed, date needed, documentation of the nature and extent of the disability, and of the need for the accommodation or auxiliary aid. Requests should be submitted in writing unless you cannot provide the request in writing, in which case the Institute would accept a verbal request. You may contact Ms. Lambert at 889 Bethel Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214, phone 614-291-2421 ext. 1015, email
    2. Ms. Lambert will schedule a time to meet with you after receiving your request for accommodation. The purpose of this meeting is to help ensure that the Institute is obtaining adequate information and understanding of your individual needs.
    3. Ms. Lambert will review the request and provide you with a written determination as soon as practically possible but in no event more than two weeks after receiving the request.
    4. If you would like to request reconsideration of the decision regarding your request, please contact the Institute’s Director of Institutes within 15 days of the date of the response. Please provide a statement of why and how you think the response should be modified. Statements may be submitted to the Director of Institutes by email at, or by mail to Ms. Sara Greider, Director of Institutes, Aveda Institute Columbus, 6281 Tri-Ridge Blvd., Suite 140, Loveland, Ohio 45140. You may contact the Director of Institutes by phone at 513-576-9333.

    The Institute has adopted the following Grievance Procedure for addressing complaints of discrimination under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. A person is not required to use this procedure and may instead file a complaint directly with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, 1350 Euclid Avenue, Suite 325, Cleveland, OH 44115:

    Step 1: A person who believes that he/she has been discriminated against by the Institute is encouraged, but is not required, to discuss the matter informally with the Director of Education, Ms. Jennifer Lambert, 889 Bethel Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214, phone 614-291-2421 ext. 1015, email If the Director is the subject of the complaint, the grievant may, instead, contact the Institute’s President, who will appoint another administrator to discuss the matter. The person receiving the complaint shall verbally convey his/her findings to both the person who alleged the violation and the person who is the subject of the complaint within 10 business days.

    Step 2: If the informal Step 1 process does not resolve the matter, or if the grievant does not wish to use the informal procedures set forth in Step 1, a written complaint may be submitted to the Institute’s Section 504 Coordinator who will investigate the complaint. [NOTE: if the Section 504 Coordinator is the subject of the complaint, the complaint should be submitted to the Institute’s President who will appoint another administrator to conduct the investigation]. The complaint shall be signed by the grievant and include 1) the grievant’s name and contact information; 2) the facts of the incident or action complained about; 3) the date of the incident or action giving rise to the complaint; 4) the type of discrimination alleged to have occurred; and 5) the specific relief sought. Names of witnesses and other evidence as deemed appropriate by the grievant may also be submitted. An investigation of the complaint will be conducted within 10 business days following the submission of the written complaint. The investigation shall include an interview of the parties and witnesses, a review of the relevant evidence, and any other steps necessary to ensure a prompt and thorough investigation of the complaint. A written disposition of the complaint shall be issued within 10 business days of completion of the investigation, unless a specific written extension of time is provided to the parties. Copies of the disposition will be given to both the grievant and the person who is the subject of the complaint. If discrimination or harassment was found to have occurred, the disposition will include the steps that the Institute will take to prevent recurrence of any discrimination or harassment and to correct its discriminatory effects on the grievant and others, if appropriate.

    Step 3: If the grievant wishes to appeal the decision in Step 2 above, he/she may submit a signed, written appeal to the Institute’s President within 10 business days after receipt of the written disposition. The Institute President or his designee shall respond to the complaint, in writing, within 10 business days of the date of the appeal. Copies of the response shall be provided to both the grievant and the person who is the subject of the complaint.

    The Institute hereby provides assurance that it strictly prohibits any form of retaliation against persons who utilize this Grievance Procedure. If you have questions regarding these procedures or desire to file a complaint, please contact the Institute’s Section 504 Coordinator: Jennifer Lambert, Director of Education, 889 Bethel Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214, 614-291-2421, ext. 1015,

  • Student’s Right to Cancel; Notice of Cancellation and Refund for Cosmetology and Esthiology.The Student’s enrollment can be terminated by written notice from one party to the other. Said notice of cancellation must be in writing and shall be mailed, postage prepaid, either registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, to the other party at the address set forth in this Agreement or delivered to the Student or the School Director in person.The official cancellation or withdrawal shall occur on the earlier of the dates for instances listed for items A, B, F, H, J, and L below. The refund policy is as follows:

    1. If a Student’s application is rejected by the School or if he/she cancels enrollment within three (3) business days from the execution of this Agreement, all monies collected by the School shall be refunded, whether or not the Student has begun the course of instruction.
    2. If a Student cancels his/her enrollment after three (3) business days from the execution date of this Agreement, but before the Student begins the course of instruction, he/she is entitled to a refund of all monies paid to the School less the registration fee of $100.00.
    3. If a course is canceled by the School prior to a Student’s enrollment, and before instruction has begun, the School will provide a full refund of all monies paid or provide completion of the program.
    4. If the School cancels the course and ceases to offer instruction after the Student has enrolled and instruction has begun, the School shall at its option (a) provide a pro-rata refund to the Student if the Student transfers to another school based on the hours accepted by the receiving school; or (b) provide completion of the course; or (c) participate in a Teach-Out Agreement; or (d) provide a full refund of all monies paid.
    5. If, for any reason, the School is permanently closed and no longer offers instruction after a Student has enrolled and instruction has begun, the school shall, at its option: (a) provide a pro-rata refund; or (b) participate in a Teach-out Agreement.
    6. If either party cancels the Agreement after the Student begins class and after three (3) business days of signing this Agreement, the School will keep the registration fee, technology access fee, the charges for Program Tools, Equipment & Online Education Access (as those items become the property of the Student), and the applicable tuition amount as determined pursuant to the following schedule:


      0.01% to 4.9% 20%
      5.0% to 9.9% 30%
      10.0% to 14.9% 40%
      15.0% to 24.9% 45%
      25.0% to 49.9% 70%
      50% and over 100%
    7. The refund calculation is based upon the Student’s scheduled hours as of the determination date. Any refund due to the Student is calculated based upon the Student’s last date of attendance. The refund calculation does not apply to a Student whose date of withdrawal occurs after such student has completed 50% of the scheduled length of the program for which the Student has been charged. At this point, the Student will be charged 100% of all tuition fees and other incurred expenses.
    8. Any monies due to the applicant or Student shall be refunded within 45 days of a determination that the Student has withdrawn, whether officially or unofficially. The official withdrawal date is determined by the postmark date on the written notification, or the date said written notice is delivered to the School in person. All miscellaneous costs which have not yet become due will be void.
    9. The School will consider the Student withdrawn if the Student does not attend class for 14 consecutive days or notify the School of his/her intention to withdraw. The withdrawal date is determined by the last day attended, as evidenced by attendance records. Attendance is monitored on a weekly basis.
    10. If the Student does not return or call from his/her leave of absence by the date of his/her expected return, that Student shall be considered terminated. For students on an approved leave of absence, the date of withdrawal determination shall be the earlier of the scheduled date of return from the leave of absence or the date the student notifies the School that the student will not be returning. The date of withdrawal shall be the student’s last day of attendance, as evidenced by attendance records.
    11. Unless the Student’s application is rejected, or the Student cancels his/her enrollment within three business days of signing this Agreement, the School shall charge a reasonable administrative fee of $150 in connection with the Student’s termination of his/her enrollment. Note that the School’s institutional refund policy applies after any applicable return of federal Title IV funds.
    12. If the Student is terminated or withdrawn from the School, the School shall inform the Student of any balance owed to the School. Unless otherwise documented as part of an approved payment plan between the Student and the School, beginning 30 days after the date the Student is informed of a balance due the Student shall be assessed a monthly late payment penalty equal to 1.5% computed upon the amount due to the School.
    13. The School is committed to using ethical business practices in connection with any collection efforts. Collection correspondence shall reference the School’s cancellation and refund policies set forth in the Enrollment Agreement. In the event that the Enrollment Agreement is sold or discounted to a third party, such third party shall be required to comply with the cancellation and refund policy set forth herein. In certain situations where mitigating circumstances are in evidence, the School may, in its sole discretion, provide a refund that exceeds this refund policy.

    The Federal Return of Title IV funds formula (“R2T4”) dictates the amount of Federal Title IV aid that must be returned to the federal government or the lending institution by the Institute and/or the student.  The R2T4 formula is applicable to an eligible student receiving federal aid when that student withdraws or is terminated from the Institute.

    A student’s withdrawal date is used to calculate the percentage of the payment period completed and is always the student’s last date of attendance/clocked hours. The date of determination is the earlier of:

    • The date the student notifies the Institute of the student’s withdrawal or the date of the student’s withdrawal, whichever is later.
    • The Institute terminates the student’s enrollment as provided in the Enrollment Agreement.
    • If a student does not return or call from the student’s leave of absence by the student’s expected return, the student shall be considered terminated.
    • If the student unofficially withdrew, the 14th calendar day of consecutive absence from the Institute.

    The amount of Title IV funds earned by the student is based upon the length of time the student is scheduled to complete in the payment period. The percentage of Title IV aid earned is equal to the percentage of the payment period that was completed as of the withdrawal date if this occurs on or before 60% of the payment period has been completed.  After 60% of the payment period has been scheduled to be complete, 100% of the Title IV funds are earned.  The percentage that has not been earned is calculated by subtracting the percentage of Title IV aid earned from 100%.

    The percentage of the payment period completed is calculated by the number of clock hours the student was scheduled to complete in the payment period as of the withdrawal date divided by the total number of clock hours in the payment period.

    The amount to be returned is calculated by subtracting the amount of Title IV assistance earned from the amount of Title IV aid that was or could have been disbursed as of the withdrawal date.

    If a student has earned more Title IV funds than have been disbursed, the Institute must offer the amount of earned funds as a post-withdrawal disbursement.

    Post-withdrawal disbursements may be offered from Pell Grant funds first if eligible.  If there are current educational costs due the Institute at the time of withdrawal, a Pell Grant post-withdrawal disbursement will be credited to the student’s account.  Any Pell Grant funds in excess of current educational costs may be offered to the student if eligible.  Any federal loan program funds due in a post-withdrawal disbursement must be offered to the student and the Institute must receive the student’s permission before crediting their account.

    The following Title IV refund distribution is used for all Financial Aid students due a refund:

    • Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan
    • Subsidized Direct Stafford Loan
    • Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan
    • Federal Pell Grant
    • Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant
    • Other Title IV assistance

    Any unearned Title IV funds must be returned to the appropriate program within 45 days of the date of determination.  Any unearned funds that have not yet been disbursed to the student must be offered to the student within 30 days of the date of determination if not applied directly to the student’s account.

    The statute requires that a student is responsible for all unearned Title IV program assistance that the Institute is not required to return.  This is determined by subtracting the amount returned by the Institute from the total amount of unearned Title IV funds to be returned.

  • The Aveda Institute Columbus is a cosmetology and esthiology/nail esthetics school approved and licensed by the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology, 1929 Gateway Circle, Grove City, OH 43123-9587 Tel.614.466.3834 Web The Aveda Institute Columbus is accredited with the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS), 3015 Colvin Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, Tel. 703.600.7600, Web The Aveda Institute Columbus is a member of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS), Web

  • All Aveda Institute Columbus students, faculty and staff must comply with copyright laws and the provisions of licensing agreements that apply to software. Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer- to-peer file sharing, may subject the student, faculty and/or staff member to civil and criminal liabilities.Aveda Institute Columbus will cooperate fully with any investigation by public authorities related to the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material. Students, faculty and/or staff found guilty will be subject to the full extent of fines and penalties imposed, as well as facing disciplinary action from the Institute.Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

    Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.

    Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at


    • Pivot Point Cosmetology Fundamentals (Student Study Guide, English) – $82.80 – Warehouse Code: FUNCSSG, Copyright 2016, Edition 1, ISBN: 978-1-940593-52-4, Soft Cover


    • Salon Fundamentals Esthetics (Course Book, English) – $94.50 – Warehouse Code: SF02V2T, Copyright 2004,2009, Edition 1,2, ISBN: 978-0-9742723-1-3, Soft Cover
    • Salon Fundamentals Esthetics (Student Study Guide, English) – $73.00 – Warehouse Code: SF02V2SSG, Copyright 2004,2009, Edition 1,2, ISBN: 978-0-9742723-7-5, Soft Cover
    • Salon Fundamentals Esthetics (Exam Preparation Book, English) – $41.40 – Warehouse Code: SF02V2LEP, Copyright 2004,2009, Edition 1,2, ISBN: 978-0-9742723-6-8, Soft Cover
  • Must be officially withdrawn from school and be 19 years of age or older. Exceptions to the age requirement may be granted—refer to

    How to apply for your GED test:

    1. Sign up for a SAFE account at the link below:
    2. Submit an online GED application along with $40.00 payment for test
    3. Check status of application through SAFE account (could be approved in as little as 24 hours)
    4. When application has been approved, call a preferred test center to schedule the test


    • GED preparation materials are available in most public libraries, in many bookstores, in adult education centers (free classes), or on the Internet by doing a GED search. For more information about GED preparation, e-mail
    • Applicants who do not earn a GED may retake the test after the date printed on the score report they receive in the mail. It is important for applicants to be prepared when they retest, since they can only take the GED three times in any one calendar year. To issue an Ohio GED, the GED Office uses the highest sub-test scores earned on all GED tests taken beginning Jan. 1, 2002. Therefore, the highest score earned will remain the same or increase; it cannot be lowered.
    • The State GED Office is the only office that can issue an official GED transcript of scores earned on the Ohio GED. To order a transcript online—access your SAFE account. Complete a request form and attach the proper payment amount and send both items to the address shown on the form.
    • Ohio’s GED office is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-in customers must check in at the ODE Security Desk by 4:15 p.m. The office is closed on state holidays.

Health and Safety

  • The Aveda Institute Columbus believes that it is very important to provide a safe environment for all of its students and Team Members. Substance abuse, while at work, school or otherwise, seriously endangers the safety of students and Team Members, as well as the general public, and creates a variety of problems including increased theft, decreased morale, decreased productivity, and a decline in the quality of services provided. It is also our Policy to prevent the use and/or presence of these substances in the school. The Aveda Institute Columbus will strive to provide an environment conducive to making conscientious and healthy decisions when students are faced with difficult choices associated with the use of legal and illegal drugs.

    It is a violation of school policy for any student to:

    • Use illegal drugs or misuse prescription drugs;
    • Misuse alcohol;
    • Possess, trade, manufacture, distribute, dispense, buy or offer for sale alcohol, illegal and/or prescription drugs while on duty, during break periods, or on school property;
    • Arrive or return to school intoxicated from use of illegal drugs, misused prescription drugs or alcohol;
    • Engage in the use of illegal drugs, misuse of prescription drugs or alcohol during school hours or while on school property (including parking lots);
    • Use prescription drugs or non-prescription drugs that may affect the safety of the student or fellow students, and members of the public;
    • Have tampered or attempted to alter or attempt to interfere with the testing procedure; or
    • Otherwise has refused to be tested.

    For the purpose of this Policy, a student is presumed to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol if a urine test, blood test or other scientifically acceptable testing procedures shows a forensically acceptable positive quantum of proof of drugs and/or alcohol usage.

    Any student, who is taking any prescription or non-prescription drug, which might impair safety, performance, or any motor functions, must advise his/her Instructor or an Institute Director before providing services under such medication.

    Students are individually responsible for being aware of applicable laws, regulations, ordinances, and the Institute’s policy for complying with them. The Aveda Institute Columbus will assist in that endeavor by providing current information on an ongoing basis to all students.

    Drug & Alcohol Testing


    Reasonable Suspicion Testing:

    Reasonable suspicion testing will occur when an Instructor or an Institute Director of Education has reason to suspect that a student may be in violation of this Policy. The suspicion must be documented in writing within 24 hours of the event or prior to the release of the test findings. Reasonable suspicion testing may be based upon, among other things:


    • Observed behavior, such as direct observation of drug/alcohol use or possession and/or the physical symptoms of drug and/or alcohol use;
    • A pattern of abnormal conduct or erratic behavior;
    • Arrest or conviction for a drug-related offense, or the identification of a student as the focus of a criminal investigation into illegal drug possession, use, or trafficking. The student is responsible for notification of the Aveda Institute Columbus within five (5) business days, of any drug-related conviction;
    • Information provided either by reliable and credible sources or independently corroborated regarding a student’s substance use; or
    • Newly discovered evidence that the student has tampered with a previous drug or alcohol test.


    Reasonable suspicion testing does not require certainty, but mere “hunches” are not sufficient to justify testing. To prevent this, all instructors will be trained in the recognition of drug and alcohol-related signs and symptoms. Testing may be for drugs or alcohol or both.


    Reasonable Search:

    To ensure that illegal drugs and alcohol do not enter or affect the school, the Aveda Institute Columbus reserves the right to search all vehicles, containers, lockers, or other items on school property in furtherance of this Policy. Individuals may be requested to display personal property for visual inspection upon the Institute’s request. Searches will be conducted only where the Aveda Institute Columbus has reason to believe that the student has violated the Institute’s Policy. Failure to consent to a search or display of personal property for visual inspection will be grounds for discipline, up to and including termination from the program or denial of access to school premises. Searches of a student’s personal property will take place only in the student’s presence. All searches under this Policy will occur with the utmost discretion and consideration for the student involved. Individuals may be required to empty their pockets, but under no circumstances will a student be required to remove articles of clothing to be physically searched.


    Student Assistance: 

    The Aveda Institute Columbus holds all students accountable in terms of substance use but also supports getting help for students. Students who come forward voluntarily to identify that they have a substance problem will not be reprimanded. It is important for the student to come to an understanding regarding the extent of the problem in order to correct the problem and be able to avoid future usage in violation of the Institute’s Policy. This is required in order to correct the problem and be able to avoid violating the Institute’s Policy in the future. If the student is willing to actively engage in resolving the substance use problem, the Institute will refer the student to a Substance Abuse Professional for an assessment and possible outpatient counseling at the student’s expense. This leave will be conditioned upon receipt of reports from the treatment providers that the student is cooperating and making reasonable progress in the treatment program. The student will be permitted to return to school only if (s) he passes a drug /alcohol test and has satisfactory medical evidence that (s) he is fit for attendance.

    This protection does not cover a student who confesses a problem after an incident or accident that requires a substance use test, or after being notified that a reasonable suspicion test is required.


    Specimen Collection, Testing, and Results:

    Testing shall be conducted by a trained collection person, who meets quality assurance and chain-of-custody requirements. A student who tests positive will be given an opportunity to explain the findings to the testing professional reviewing the test results. If it is proven the substances are medically necessary to the standards of the testing professional, the test result will be negative. A failure on the part of the student to provide such evidence will result in the issuance of a positive report.

    All records of drug/alcohol testing will be stored separately and apart from the student’s general files. These records shall be maintained under lock and key at all times. Access is limited to designated officials. Those designated officials that shall have access to these records are charged with the responsibility of maintaining the confidentiality of these records.


    Disciplinary Action:

    Violation of this Policy will result in the student’s immediate termination. The student’s file will list the reason for termination as “a Major Standard Violation” as that term is defined in the Institute’s Student Handbook. Re-admittance may be considered after 60 days. To be considered for re-admittance, the student must provide proof of having satisfactorily attended treatment that is provided by a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and/or prescribed by a SAP and completed a drug and/or alcohol test, determined by which test was previously positive, with a negative test result. If the student is re-admitted, (s) he must complete the prescribed follow-up testing by the SAP or by law, as applicable, to continue attending the Aveda Institute Columbus. Treatment and follow-up testing will be at the expense of the student. The Aveda Institute Columbus may terminate a student who has entered a rehabilitation program for violations of the Drug Free School Policy or any other school policy in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Student Handbook.



    All information, interviews, reports, statement memoranda and drug test results, written or otherwise, received by the Aveda Institute Columbus as part of this drug testing program are confidential communications. Unless authorized by state laws, rules or regulations, the Institute will not release such information without a written consent form signed voluntarily by the person tested. Information on drug testing results will not be released unless such information or records are compelled by a court or a professional or occupational licensing board.


    School Flexibility:

    The Aveda Institute Columbus reserves the right to alter or amend any portion of this policy at any time without prior notice. The Institute reserves the right to alter or modify this policy in a given situation depending on the totality of the circumstances. Time periods stated herein for the performance of any act or provision of any notice by the Institute are for guidance only and failure of the Aveda Institute Columbus to strictly meet any time frame provided herein shall not preclude the Institute from taking any action provided herein. Under no circumstances shall failure to perform any act within the time frames herein excuse or relieve any student from his or her obligations, act to nullify any positive test, or relieve any student from the consequences of any positive test, or any other violation of this Policy.

  • Aveda Institute Columbus does not require vaccinations for admission into our programs. Anyone interested in getting more information about vaccinations should contact their local public health department or consult with their health care provider.

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Student Financial Assistance


    Federal student aid is available to qualified students. Those that qualify may be awarded a Pell grant, Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, and/or Direct Parent Plus loan. In order to be considered for aid, a student must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which is available at The amount of financial aid that a student may be awarded is based on a student’s EFC (Expected Family Contribution), which is determined by his or her FAFSA application.

    Aveda Institute Columbus School Code – 041378

    Complete the FAFSA Online


    Students eligible for Veterans Education benefits may be able to use these funds to help finance their education. Our institute currently accepts all forms of Veterans Education benefits, with the exception of the yellow ribbon program. The school will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other instructional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from the VA.

    For more information regarding Veterans Education benefits, contact VA’s National call center at 1-888-442-4551 or visit For additional information, eligibility criteria, and instructions on how to apply for the Post 9/11 GI Bill, visit

  • Any student that receives a conviction for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV, HEA program funds, under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan, or work-study assistance (HEA Sec. 484(r)(1)); (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)(1)).

  • Title IV Aid – School Code of Conduct Policy

    The Aveda Institute Columbus (AIC) strives to educate, counsel, and provide financial resources to all students so that they may achieve their higher-learning goals to be prepared for careers in the fields of cosmetology, esthiology and nail esthetics.

    In compliance with the federal law, AIC officers, employees, and agents shall maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out his or her responsibilities, including all dealings with any entities involved in any manner in student financial aid, regardless of whether such entities are involved in a government sponsored, subsidized, or regulated activity.

    Any AIC officers, employees and agents shall refrain from:

    1. Entering into any revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender.
    2. Soliciting or accepting any gift from a lender, guarantor, or servicer of education loans. For purposes of this prohibition, the term “gift” means any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, or other item having a monetary value of more than a de minimus amount.
    3. Accepting from any lender or affiliate of any lender any fee, payment, or other financial benefit (including the opportunity to purchase stock) as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or other contract to provide services to a lender or on behalf of a lender relating to education loans.
    4. Assigning, through award packaging or other methods, the borrower’s loan to a particular lender; or refuse to certify, or delay certification of, any loan based on the borrower’s selection of a particular lender or guaranty agency.
    5. Requesting or accepting from any lender any offer of funds to be used for private education loans, including funds for an opportunity pool loan, to students in exchange for the institution providing concessions or promises regarding providing the lender with specified number of loans, volume, or a preferred lender arrangement for such loans.
    6. Requesting or accepting from any lender any assistance with call center staffing or financial aid office staffing.
    7. Receiving anything of value from the lender, guarantor, or group of lenders or guarantors for any employee who is employed in the financial aid office, or who otherwise has responsibilities with respect to education loans or other student financial aid, and who serves on an advisory board, commission, or group established by a lender, guarantor, or group of lenders or guarantors, except that the employee may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in serving on such advisory board, commission, or group.

    Any AIC officers, employees or agents pledges to diligently:

    1. Help students seek, obtain, and make the best use of all financial resources available and provide services that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, financial status, sex, ethnic origin, age, veteran status or sexual orientation.
    2. Respect and protect the confidentiality the students records and of the economic circumstances of the student and student’s family. Information will be released only on the written consent of the student and/or student’s family, and all policies and procedures shall protect the student’s right of privacy.
    3. Commit to the highest level of ethical behavior and refrain from conflict of interest or the perception thereof.

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